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Team Directory


Our experienced team of insurance advisors are on hand to support clients in making the right choices for their commercial insurance and risk management requirements.


General Insurance

Carolyn Baker-Mellor

Relationship Director

Carolyn has over 35 years' experience working within the insurance sector. Her experience includes managing Global Corporate clients, working closely with many trade Associations including several in the Care and Medical area and working with the Christie Sector leaders to grow and develop the Christie Insurance book of business.

Edward Farthing

Senior Account Handler

With five years of Commercial Insurance experience and a further two in Regional Retail Management, Edward brings a wealth of experience aimed at providing insurance solutions to his clients. Edward has also been involved in a campaign to save a village pub and other smaller commercial ventures, therefore understands the intricate balancing act business owners face when looking at costs including their insurance. Edward has a particular interest in property and package insurance, particularly non-standard risks which require a detailed and well-researched placement approach.

Marco Zottarelli

Business Development Executive

Marco has 10 years’ experience in the insurance industry, working for a large global insurance broker. Within his first year, Marco achieved Cert CII and is currently working towards his Dip CII. He has experience in working in general commercial insurance working with small one man bands in sectors like recruitment and IT consultancy and global companies as well as national chains and franchises. He always aims to take a consultative approach, advising his clients on risk management and how to ensure they are adequately covered. Marco’s favorite risk he ever placed was an old Napoleonic fort off the coast of Wales.

Jordan Kelly

Senior Account Handler

With over four years' experience of working in commercial insurance, Jordan has worked with a wide range of commercial clients. Working mainly in the care sector, he has provided solutions to varying sizes of business. His knowledge in both scheme insurance and finding the right open market policies means that Jordan is best placed as one of our Senior Account Handlers and can offer solutions to his variety of clients.

Will Pearce

Senior Account Handler and Complaints Handler

After obtaining a BA Hons in History, Will quickly made his way into the insurance industry and after only two years of working across a wide variety of insurance products, gained his Cert CII proving that his knowledge of the industry is invaluable when it comes to advising clients about the range and scope of products Christie's can provide. Will's understanding and experience in the industry means that he is an ideally placed Senior Account Handler and is able to provide solutions to his diverse range of clients.

Carrin Wise

Account Handler

Carrin has worked in the UK commercial insurance industry for over 12 years, with 9 of these years spent working as an underwriter. In 2002, Carrin moved to England from her home of Johannesburg, South Africa where she had previously had a career in finance. After a 5 year break, Carrin has now moved into the world of insurance broking and her extensive knowledge of the industry means that she is able to find the most suitable solutions across the market for her clients.

Business Protection

James Bibby

Protection Consultant

James moved straight into insurance after graduating and has built up seven years of experience working as a protection specialist, with the past two years spent dedicated to business protection. This experience has been invaluable in helping him to provide a holistic view on the best solutions for Christie’s clients. James graduated in 2012 with a BSc Hons in Forensic Science.